- Jun 27, 2006
So, mummy's in the hospital. Had X-rays: no fractures (although we all know how reliable that can be). Presenting symptom: won't bear weight on one leg. Now, they tell me that they are waiting for an assessment by physios. Of course, this is unlikely to take place until Tuesday at the earliest. Even then, what are they going to do? Give her some exercises? I really don't see what good that's going to do if the leg gives way at random times. Yes, she's scared to put her weight on it, but as they don't know why it gives way (and she has been walking on it prior to this) even if they get her to start putting weight on it, when it gives way again, as it probably will, we're back to square one. The icing on this particular cake is that when she was taken to hospital, her medications didn't go with her (probably - I'm waiting for confirmation about that) and the hospital pharmacy has been closed all day, so no way to get her meds! Can you believe this? It's like dealing with the key-stone Kops version of a health system. Assuming the meds didn't go with her, and they haven't lost them, I'm going to get the carer to take them down to the hospital, but I find the whole thing quite incredible. I can see myself getting on a plane very soon - not because there's anything seriously wrong, but because if I don't, they'll keep her there indefinitely, with her getting more and more confused.